What is it about reflections and water
which attracts me so?
This peaceful pond brings me a feeling of harmony.
The gentle colours of the early morning lighting,
and the presence of that bicycle against the railings,
really captured my attention.
Such a feeling of peace.
Living fairly close to a lake certainly allows me to contemplate the beauty
of watery reflections very often.
This one was taken on the French side of the lake.
I went out walking just as the sun was coming over the mountains
on the Swiss side.
The morning ferry created these beautiful rounded waves
which never quite broke, but rolled silently towards the shore
in undulating shades of blue
and I watched enraptured by their gentle, swelling movement.
It felt as if the water was breathing deep meditative breaths
to the gentle rhythm of life
and I felt my own breathing slowing to the same rhythm.
A little moor-hen glided over coloured ripples
unaware of the beauty she was creating.
Here is my magical spot
where I stood spell-bound for a very long time,
taking in the symbolism of the shimmering colours of the water
and thinking how much they resembled life itself.
A map of life
with delicate flowing hues
interspersed with darker shades and hidden depths and unknown territory.
I love those rocks which give a feeling of stability and strength
against the ever-changing colours and moods of the rippling water.